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Cybils 2008 Nominees

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on October 20, 2008

The 2008 Cybils (Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’) Award Nominations are out. Lots of Creekview favs are (not surprisingly!) on the lists. Here are the lists for young adult fantasy and science fiction, YA graphic novels, YA fiction, and middle grade and YA non-fiction. Congratulations to Creekview favorites Tamora Pierce, Robin McKinley, Eoin Colfer, Lauren Myracle, Stephenie Meyer, and Christopher Paolini in the fantasy and science fiction category. In the fiction category, congratulations go to our favorites Celia Rees, Rachel Vail, Paul Volponi, Ellen Hopkins, Coe Booth, Sarah Dessen, Rachel Cohn, Walter Dean Myers, Sara Zarr, An Na, Deb Caletti, Paula Yoo, and to E. Lockhart, Sarah Mlynowski and Lauren Myracle for their collaborative effort. E. Lockhart gets a special shoutout for her efforts because she got THREE NOMINATIONS!!!! A special shoutout also to readergirlz diva Justina Chen Headley who was also nominated and who promotes all these great writers along with all the other great divas on the readergirlz website.

2008 Nominations
Fantasy and Science Fiction (Young Adult)

Adoration of Jenna Fox
written by Mary E.  Pearson

written by Cliff  McNish
Lerner Publishing Group

written by Anne Osterlund
Penguin USA

written by Heather Tomlinson
Henry Holt

Battle of the Labyrinth
written by Rick  Riordan

Bewitching Season
written by Marissa Doyle
Henry Holt

written by Lauren Myracle
Abrams for Young Readers

Book of Names
written by D. Barkley Briggs
NavPress Publishing Group

Breaking Dawn
written by Stephanie Meyer
Little, Brown

written by Christopher Paolini
Random House Children’s Books

written by Robin McKinley
Penguin USA

Charm for a Unicorn
written by Jennifer Macaire
Calderwood Books

Cherry Heaven
written by L. J. Adlington

City in the Lake
written by Rachel Neumeier
Random House Children’s Books

City of Ashes
written by Cassandra  Clare
Simon & Schuster

Crimson Thread
written by Suzanne Weyn
Simon & Schuster

Curse Dark as Gold
written by Elizabeth C.  Bunce

Cybele’s Secret
written by Juliet Marillier
Knopf Books for Young Readers

written by Lauren McLaughlin
Random House Children’s Books

written by Stephanie Spinner
Knopf Books for Young Readers

Dead and the Gone
written by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Dead Girl Walking
written by Linda Singleton

Dead Is the New Black
written by Marlene Perez

written by Simon Holt
Little, Brown

written by Charles de Lint
Penguin USA

Dragon Heir, The
written by Cinda Williams Chima

Dream Girl
written by Lauren Mechling
Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers

written by Claudia Gray

written by Jenny Davidson

First Duty
written by Marva Dasef
Sam’s Dot Publishing

written by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Simon & Schuster

Generation Dead
written by Daniel Waters

Ghosts of Kerfol
written by Deborah Noyes
Candlewick Press

written by Kristin Cashore

How to Ditch Your Fairy
written by Justine Larbalestier
Bloomsbury USA

Humming of Numbers
written by Joni Sensel
Henry Holt

Hunger Games, The
written by Suzanne  Collins

written by Nancy Werlin
Penguin USA

Penguin USA

In the Company of Whispers
written by Sally Lowenstein
Lion Stone Books

Ink Exchange
written by Melissa Marr

Invisible Touch
written by Kelly  Parra

Knife of Never Letting Go
written by Patrick  Ness
Candlewick Press

Lament:The Faerie Queen’s Deception
written by Maggie Stiefvater

Last of the High Kings, The
written by Kate  Thompson

written by Tom Becker
Franklin Watts

Little Brother
written by Cory Doctorow

Lonely Werewolf Girl
written by Martin Millar
Soft Skull Press

Magician: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel
written by Michael Scott
Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers

Masks Rise of Heroes
written by Haydon Thorne

Melting Stones
written by Tamora Pierce
Scholastic Press

written by Marilee Brothers
Bell Bridge

Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit
written by Nahoko Uehashi

Must Love Black
written by Kelly McClymer
Simon & Schuster

written by Terry Pratchett

Night Road
written by A. M. Jenkins

Night World No. 1 : Secret Vampire/Daughters of Darkness/Spellbinder
Simon & Schuster

Nobody’s Prize
written by Esther Friesner
Random House Children’s Books

written by William Nicholson

Oh. My. Gods.
written by Tera Lynn Childs
Penguin USA

Other Book
written by Philip Womack
Bloomsbury USA

written by Obert Skye
Shadow Mountain

Poison Ink
written by Christopher Golden
Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers

Posse of Princesses
written by Sherwood Smith
Norilana Books

Princess Ben
written by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
Houghton Mifflin

Ranger’s Apprentice: The Battle for Skandia
written by John  Flanagan
Penguin USA

Ratha’s Courage
written by Clare Bell
Imaginator Press

Red Necklace
written by Sally Gardner

written by Gemma Malley
Bloomsbury USA

written by Amanda Marrone
Simon & Schuster

written by Catherine Fisher
Hodder Children’s Books

Saving Juliet
written by Suzanne Selfors
Walker Books for Young Readers

Secret of Bailey’s Chase
written by Marlis Day
Echelon Press

Secrets of the Survivors
written by Mark L. Eastburn

Sky Inside
written by Clare Dunkle
Simon & Schuster

written by Kenneth Oppel
Harper Collins Canada

Stone Crown
written by Malcolm Walker

Stowaway: Stone of Tymora, Book I
written by R.A. Salvatore
and Geno Salvatore

Stranger to Command
written by Sherwood Smith
Norilana Books

Sucks to Be Me
written by Kimberly Pauley

Summoning, The
written by Kelly Armstrong

Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow
written by Jessica Day George
Bloomsbury USA

Swan Kingdom
written by Zoe Marriott
Candlewick Press

written by Carol Snow

Tender Morsels
written by Margo  Lanagan
Random House Children’s Books

Tim, Defender of the Earth
written by Sam Enthoven
Penguin USA

Time Paradox
written by Eoin Colfer

Treason in Eswy
written by K. V. Johansen
Orca Books

Twelve Kingdoms, Volume 2: Sea of Wind
written by Fuyumi Ono

Two Pearls of Wisdom
written by Alison Goodman

Untamed: A House of Night Novel
written by PC Cast
and Kristin Cast
St. Martin’s Griffin

Vampire Academy: Frostbite
written by Richelle Mead
Penguin USA

written by Lisa McMann
Simon & Schuster

Wild Talent

Worldweavers: Spellspam
written by Alma Alexander

Zoe’s Tale
written by John Scalzi

Zombie Blondes
written by Brian James
Feiwel & Friends


2008 Nominations
Graphic Novels (Young Adult)

A Christmas Carol: Classical Comics
written by Charles Dickens
illustrated by Mike Collins
Classical Comics, Ltd

Apocalipstix vol. 1
written and illustrated by Ray Fawkes
and Cameron Stewart
Oni Press

Emiko Superstar
written by Mariko Tamaki
illustrated by Steve Ralston

Frankenstein: Classical Comics
written by Mary Shelley
illustrated by Declan Shalvey
Classical Comics, Ltd

Jane Eyre (Classical Comics)
written by Charlotte   Bronte
illustrated by John M.  Burns
edited by Amy  Corzine
Classical Comics, Ltd

Janes in Love
written by Cecil Castellucci
illustrated by Jim Rugg

Kin: Good Neighbors, book 1
written by Holly Black
illustrated by Ted Naifeh

Life Sucks
written by Jessica Abel
and Gabe Soria
illustrated by Warren Pleese
First Second Books

Macbeth (Classical Comics)
written by William Shakespeare
illustrated by Nigel  Dobbyn
and Gary  Erskine
and Jon Haward
edited by Karen Wenborn
Classical Comics, Ltd

Merchant of Venice
written by William Shakespeare
illustrated by Gareth Hinds
Candlewick Press

North World vol. 1: the epic of Conrad
written and illustrated by Lars Brown
Oni Press

Out of Picture 2: art from the outside looking in
written and illustrated by  Artists of OOP

Prince of Persia
written by Jordan Mechner
and A. B. Sina
illustrated by LeUyen Pham
and Alex Puvilland
First Second Books

Rapunzel’s Revenge
written by Shannon Hale
and Dean Hale
illustrated by Nathan Hale
Bloomsbury USA

Real, vol. 1
written and illustrated by Takehiko Inoue
VIZ Media, LLC

Sand Chronicles, vol. 1
written and illustrated by Hinako Ashihara
VIZ Media, LLC

written and illustrated by Mariko Tamaki
and Jillian Tamaki
Groundwood Books

Spy Goddess, vol. 1: Chase for the Chalice
written by Rachel Brown
and Michael Spradlin
illustrated by Rainbow Buddy

The Mystery of the Fool and the Vanisher
written by Ruth Ellwand
written and illustrated by David Ellwand
Candlewick Press

The Savage
written by David Almond
illustrated by Dave McKean
Candlewick Press

The Twilight Zone: The After Hours
written by Mark Kneece
and Rod Serling
illustrated by Rebekah Isaacs
Walker Books for Young Readers

Thoreau at Walden
written by Henry David Thoreau
written and illustrated by John Porcellino

Three Shadows
written and illustrated by Cyril Pedrosa
First Second Books

Y the Last Man, vol. 10: Whys and Wherefores
written by Brian K. Vaughan
illustrated by Pia Guerra

2008 Nominations
Young Adult Novels

A Bottle in the Gaza Sea
written by Valerie Zenatti
Bloomsbury USA

A La Carte
written by Tanita S. Davis
Random House Children’s Books

Absolute Brightness
written by James Lecesne

After Tupac and D Foster
written by Jacqueline Woodson
Putnam YA

Alive and Well in Prague, New York
written by Daphne Grab

Amor and Summer Secrets
written by Diana Rodriguez Wallach
Kensington Publishing Corporation

Apprentice’s Masterpiece, The
written by Melanie Little
Annick Press

Artichoke’s Heart
written by Suzanne Supplee
Penguin USA

Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II : The Kingdom on the Waves
written by M.T. Anderson
Candlewick Press

Audrey, Wait!
written by Robin Benway
Penguin USA

written by Anne Osterlund
Penguin USA

Bog Child
written by Siobhan Dowd
Random House Children’s Books

Box Out
written by John Coy

Boy Who Dared, The
written by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

Child of Dandelions
written by Shenaaz Nanji
Boyds Mills Press

Cleavage: Breakaway Fiction for Real Girls
edited by Deb Loughead
and Jocelyn Shipley
Sumach Press

Climbing the Stairs
written by Padma Venkatraman
Penguin USA

Comeback Season, The
written by Jennifer E. Smith
Simon & Schuster

Crossing the Line
written by Dianne Bates
Hybrid Publishers

Cruel Summer
written by Alyson Noel

Daughter of War
written by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Ltd.

Day I Killed James, The
written by Catherine Ryan Hyde
Random House Children’s Books

Death of Jayson Porter, The
written by Jaime Adoff

Debbie Harry Sings in French
written by Meagan Brothers
Henry Holt

Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, The
written by E Lockhart

Dooley Takes the Fall
written by Norah McClintock
Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Ltd.

Down Sand Mountain
written by Steve Watkins
Candlewick Press

Down to the Bone
written by Mayra Lazara Dole

Empty Kingdom, The
written by Elizabeth E. Wein
Penguin USA

Everything You Want
written by Barbara Shoup

Fact of Life #31
written by Denise Vega
Random House Children’s Books

Fancy White Trash
written by Marjetta Geerling
Penguin USA

written by Laura Kasischke

Fold, The
written by An Na
Penguin USA

Forever Changes
written by Brendan Halpin
Farrar, Strauss & Giroux

Fortunes of Indigo Skye
written by Deb Caletti
Simon & Schuster

written by Anna Levine

Freeze Frame
written by Heidi Ayarbe

Getting the Girl
written by Susan Juby

Ghost Medicine
written by Andrew Smith
Feiwel & Friends

Ghost’s Child, The
written by Sonya Hartnett
Candlewick Press

Girl Overboard
written by Justina Chen Headley
Little, Brown

Girl, Hero
written by Carrie Jones

Give Me Truth
written by Bill Condon
Random House Australia

Good Enough
written by Paula Yoo

Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet
written by Sherri L. Smith
Random House Children’s Books

House of Dance, The
written by Beth Kephart

House of Djinn, The
written by Suzanne Fisher Staples
Farrar, Strauss & Giroux

How Not to Be Popular
written by Jennifer Ziegler
Random House Children’s Books

How They Met, and Other Stories
written by David Levithan
Random House Children’s Books

How To Be Bad
written by E. Lockhart
and Sarah Mlynowski
and Lauren Myracle

How to Build a House
written by Dana Reinhardt
Random House Children’s Books

How to Hook a Hottie
written by Tina Ferraro
Random House Children’s Books

Hurricane Song
written by Paul Volponi
Penguin USA

I Am Apache
written by Tanya Landman
Candlewick Press

I Heart You, You Haunt Me
written by Lisa Schroeder
Simon & Schuster

I Kiss Girls
written by Gina Harris

I know It’s Over
written by C. K. Kelly Martin
Random House Children’s Books

I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone
written by Stephanie Kuehnert
Simon & Schuster

written by Ellen Hopkins
Simon & Schuster

In Ecstasy
written by Kate McCaffrey
Fremantle Press

Isabelle’s Boyfriend
written by Caroline Hickey
Henry Holt

Jellicoe Road
written by Melina Marchetta

Jump the Cracks
written by Stacy DeKeyser

Keeping the Night Watch
written by Hope Anita Smith
illustrated by E.B. Lewis
Henry Holt

written by Coe Booth

La Petite Four
written by Regina Scott
Penguin USA

Last Exit to Normal, The
written by Michael Harmon
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

Latent Powers of Dylan Fontaine, The
written by April Lurie
Random House Children’s Books

written by Laura Weiss

written by Alma Fullerton
Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Ltd.

Living Dead Girl
written by Elizabeth Scott
Simon & Schuster

Lock and Key
written by Sarah Dessen
Penguin USA

Locker Shock
written by Pamela Ripling

written by Madeleine George

Love (and Other Uses for Duct Tape)
written by Carrie Jones

Love and Lies: Marisol’s Story
written by Ellen Wittlinger
Simon & Schuster

Love Laws
written by Mary Muhammad

written by Rachel Vail

Lucky Ones, The
written by Stephanie Greene
Greenwillow Books

Lucky Place, The
written by Zu Vincent
Boyds Mills Press

written by Christina Meldrum
Random House Children’s Books

Me, the Missing, and the Dead
written by Jenny Valentine

Mexican WhiteBoy
written by Matt de la Peña
Random House Children’s Books

written by Pat Schmatz
illustrated by Bill Hauser
Lerner Publishing Group

My Life as a Rhombus
written by Varian Johnson

My Most Excellent Year
written by Steve Kluger
Penguin USA

My Mother Is a French Fry and Further Proof of My Fuzzed-Up Life
written by Colleen Sydor
Kids Can Press, Ltd

Nokosee: Rise of the New Seminole
written by Micco Mann
Palmetto Bug Books (Lulu)

written by Scott Heydt
Helm Publishing

Opposite of Invisible, The
written by Liz Gallagher
Random House Children’s Books

Ordinary Me
written by June Sproat
The Wild Rose Press

Out of the Pocket
written by Bill Konigsberg
Penguin USA

Patron Saint of Butterflies, The
written by Cecilia Galante
Bloomsbury USA

Perfect Cover
written by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Perfect You
written by Elizabeth Scott
Simon & Schuster

Play Me
written by Laura Ruby

Possibilities of Sainthood, The
written by Donna Freitas
Farrar, Strauss & Giroux

written by Mary Jane Beaufrand
Little, Brown

Prom Kings and Drama Queens
written by Dorian Cirrone

written by Kathleen Benner Duble
Simon & Schuster

Redheaded Princess
written by Ann Rinaldi

Ringside, 1925: Views from the Scopes Trial
written by Jen Bryant
Random House Children’s Books

Run Like Jager
written by Karen Bass
Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Ltd.

Screwed up Life of Charlie the Second, The
written by Drew Ferguson
Kensington Publishing Corporation

written by Craig Moodie
Henry Holt

Season of Ice
written by Diane Les Becquets
Bloomsbury USA

Secret Story of Sonia Rodriguez, The
written by Alan Lawrence Sitome

Shape of Water, The
written by Anne Spollen

written by Jennifer Bradbury
Simon & Schuster

written by Lynn E. Hazen
Ten Speed Press

Sister Wife
written by Shelley Hrdlitschka
Orca Books

Sisters of Misery
written by Megan Kelley Hall
Kensington Publishing Corporation

Skin Deep
written by E. M. Crane
Bantam Books

written by Celia Rees
Bloomsbury USA

Split by a Kiss
written by Luisa Plaja
Corgi Childrens

Suite Scarlett
written by Maureen Johnson

Sunrise over Fallujah
written by Walter Dean Myers

written by Sara Zarr
Little, Brown

Swimming with the Sharks
written by Debbie Reed Fischer

Ten Cents a Dance
written by Christine Fletcher
Bloomsbury USA

That’s What’s Up!
written by Paula Chase

written by Monica Roe
Boyds Mills Press

They Called Me Red
written by Christina Kilbourne
Lobster Press

written by Gary D. Schmidt
Clarion Books

Twisted Sisters
written by Stephanie Hale
Penguin USA

written by Brooke Taylor
Walker Books for Young Readers

written by Michelle Baldini
and Lynn Biederman
Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers

Violet in Private
written by Melissa Walker
Penguin USA

Voss: How I Come to America and Am Hero, Mostly
written by David Ives
Penguin USA

Weeping Under This Same Moon
written by Jana Laiz
Crow Flies Press

What Happens Here
written by Tara Altebrando
Simon & Schuster

Would You
written by Marthe Jocelyn
Wendy Lamb Books

Writing on the Wall, The
written by Wendy Lichtman

You Know Where to Find Me
written by Rachel Cohn
Simon & Schuster

2008 Nominations
Non-Fiction MG/YA Books

11 Planets: A New View of the Solar System
written by David Aguilar
National Geographic Children’s Books

Afghan Dreams: Young Voices of Afghanistan
written by Tony O’Brien
Bloomsbury USA

Ain’t Nothing but a Man: My Quest to Find the Real John Henry
written by Scott Reynolds Nelson
National Geographic Children’s Books

Amazing Kitchen Chemistry Projects You Can Build Yourself
written by Cynthia Light Brown
Nomad Press

Body Drama: Real Girls, Real Bodies, Real Issues, Real Answers
written by Nancy Amanda  Redd
Gotham Books

Chill: Stress-Reducing Techniques for a More Balanced, Peaceful You
written by Deborah Reber
Simon Pulse

Generation Green: The Ultimate Teen Guide to Living an Eco-Friendly Life
written by Linda Sivertsen
Simon Pulse

George Washington Carver
written by Tonya Bolden
Abrams for Young Readers

Girls Inc. Presents: You’re Amazing!: A No-Pressure Guide to Being Your Best Self
written by Claire Mysko
Adams Media

Gotcha Covered: Everything You Need To Know About Your Period
written by Lisa McGuinness
Chronicle Books

Great Peacemakers: True Stories from Around the World
written by Ken Beller
LTS Press

Hidden Letters
edited by Ian  Shine
and Deborah  Slier
Star Bright Books

Horse Song: The Naadam of Mongolia
written and illustrated by Ted  Lewin
and Betsy Lewin
Lee & Low Books, Inc.

I Am Scout: The Biography of Harper Lee
written by Charles Shields
Henry Holt

In Defiance of Hitler: The Secret Mission of Varian Fry
written by Carla Killough McClafferty
Farrar, Strauss & Giroux

Independent Dames: What You Never Knew about the Women and Girls of the American Revolution
written by Laurie Halse Anderson
illustrated by Matt Faulkner
Simon & Schuster

King George: What Was His Problem?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn’t Tell You About the American Revolution
written by Steve Sheinkin
Roaring Brook

Kiss My Math: Showing Pre-Algebra Who’s Boss
written by Danica McKellar
Hudson Street

Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Almost True Stories of Growing up Scieszka
written by Jon Scieszka

Lincoln Shot: A President’s Life Remembered
written by Barry Denenberg
Feiwel & Friends

Lincoln Through the Lens
written by Martin Sandler
Walker Books for Young Readers

Little Lions, Bull Baiters & Hunting Hounds: A History of Dog Breeds
written and illustrated by Jeff Crosby
and Shelley Ann Jackson

written by Cheryl Diamond
Simon Pulse

Mysterious Universe: Supernovae, Dark Energy, and Black Holes
written by Ellen Jackson
Houghton Mifflin

No Choirboy: Murder, Violence, and Teenagers on Death Row
written by Susan Kuklin
Henry Holt

Off to War: Voices of Soldiers’ Children
written by Deborah Ellis
Groundwood Books

One Hundred Young Americans
written by Michael Franzini
Collins Design

OUR FARM: Four Seasons with Five Kids on One Family Farm
written by Michael Rosen
Darby Creek

Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out
Candlewick Press

Painting the Wild Frontier: The Art and Adventures of George Catlin
written by Susanna Reich
Clarion Books

Physics: Why Matter Matters
written by Dan  Green

ridiculous/hilarious/terrible/cool: a year in an american high school
written by Elisha  Cooper

Science on the Loose: Amazing Activities and Science Facts You’ll Never Believe
written by Helaine Becker
Maple Tree Press

Sea Queens: Women Pirates Around the World
written by Jane Yolen

Sedimentary Rock
written by Rebecca Faulkner

Seize the Story
written by Victoria Hanley
Cottonwood Press

She Touched the World: Laura Bridgman, Deaf-Blind Pioneer
written by Sally Hobart Alexander
Clarion Books

Snow Falling In Spring
written by Moying Li
Farrar, Strauss & Giroux

Steel Drumming at the Apollo: The Road to Super Top Dog
written by Marx Trish
Lee & Low Books, Inc.

Super Crocs and Monster Wings
written by Claire Eamer
Annick Press

Swords: An Artist’s Devotion
written and illustrated by Ben Boos
Candlewick Press

Taking Care of Your Girls: A Breast Health Guide for Girls, Teens, and In-Betweens
written by Marisa Weiss
Three Rivers Press

The Bite of the Mango
written by Mariatu Kamara
Annick Press

The Great Race:The Amazing Round-the-World Auto Race of 1908
written by Gary Blackwood
Abrams for Young Readers

The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary
written by Candace Fleming
Schwartz and Wade Books

The Pocket Guide to Mischief
written by Bart King
Gibbs Smith

The Raucous Royals: Test Your Royal Wits: Crack Codes, Solve Mysteries, and Deduce which Royal Rumors are True
written and illustrated by Carlyn Beccia
Houghton Mifflin

The Trouble Begins at 8: A Life of Mark Twain in the Wild, Wild West
written by Sid Fleischman
Collins Design

The Way We Work
written by David MacCaulay
Houghton Mifflin

The Year We Disappeared: A Father-Daughter Memoir
written by Cylin Busby
and John Busby
Bloomsbury USA

The Young Birder\’s Guide to Birds of Eastern North America
written by Bill Thompson
Houghton Mifflin

We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball
written by Nelson Kadir

We Are the Ship: The Story of the Negro League Baseball
written and illustrated by Kadir Nelson

What the World Eats
written by Peter Menzel
Tricycle Press

Who’s Haunting the White House?: The President’s Mansion and the Ghosts Who Live There
written by Jeff Belanger

Women of Granite: 25 New Hampshire Women You Should Know
written by Janet Buell
Apprentice Shop Books

Yes We Can: A Biography of Barack Obama
written by Garen Thomas
Feiwel & Friends

YUM: Your Ultimate Manual for Good Nutrition
written by Daina Kalnins
Lobster Press

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Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl, Anyone?

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on October 14, 2008

DCSS: Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl DeKalb County Schools via kwout

Did any of you Bibliophiles participate in the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl when you were in elementary school or middle school? Have you read several of the Georgia Peach Book Award nominees? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, then WE NEED YOU! We are trying to form a Reading Bowl team, and we need at least five members in order to compete. Each school in the county will have a team, and then there will be a competition among the county teams. The top two teams in the county will go on to compete in the district competition. From there, the winner will contend with other winners around the state in the state competition. You need to have read a minimum number of the twenty Georgia Peach Book Award nominees in order to participate in January. Dekalb County has a great website for the competition if you want to learn more, or check with Mrs. Fleet or Mrs. Frost. Click here to see a PowerPoint of the 2008-2009 Peach Book Award nominees. The books are on display in the  media center if you are interested, so come by and check out one today. Or a few! Remember, if you want to leave a comment on this post or any other, just click on the title, then type your comment in the comment box, enter your first name only, plus your email address (which won’t be visible), then click on “Submit Comment.”

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Harper Teen presents PitchBlack!

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on October 14, 2008

Pitch Black – Books with Bite via kwout

This is just the coolest Teen Read Week website EVER!!!!! HarperTeen, book publishers extraordinaire have created PitchBlack, which helps you select your favorite vampire books at the opening of a crypt door! Upon entering the site, you choose from one of three crypt doors. Just ask yourself: Are you a lover, a fighter, or a biter? So you think you’re a lover? The site recommends the Vampire Kisses series by Ellen Schreiber. No, maybe you’re a fighter. Then you need to try the Evernight series by Claudia Gray. Or wait, maybe you’re a biter? Then check out the Vamps series by Nancy A. Collins. There’s also a quiz to help you decide which type of vamp you are. You can even pimp your coffin, because, as the website tell us, “just because you’re undead does not mean you have to be uncool!” There’s a list of Pitch Black Books with Bite tour events and even a sweepstakes. One grand prize winner will receive an iPod touch and a Pitch Black ten-book prize pack. Ten runners-up will receive the Pitch Black ten-book prize pack. Visit the website for rules and to enter the contest. Here’s a list of the books you can win:
Evernight by Claudia Gray
Vampire Kisses 5: The Coffin Club by Ellen Schreiber
Vamps by Nancy A. Collins
Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr
The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong
The Vampire Diaries by L. J. Smith
Mediator: The Twilight by Meg Cabot
Gone by Michael Grant
Switch by Carol Snow

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Booksie: A New Tool for Bookworms

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on October 14, 2008

Share Your Writing – free publishing, free stories, free poems, free novels via kwout

Sure you read, but can you write? Booksie is a website where you can publish and promote your own writing and where readers can access some of the best creative writing on the Internet, all neat and organized for easy browsing. According to the website, writers can:

  • Receive and respond to comments.
  • Post novels, short stories, poetry, articles, and more.
  • Track visits to their writing.
  • Make it onto the site’s Top 20 ranking lists.
  • Build and communicate with a fan-base.
  • Build a Booksie Profile Page.
  • Submit links to creative writing published elsewhere
  • Edit and remove your writing.
  • And readers can:

    • Become a fan and receive writer updates.
    • Comment and rate.
    • Serve as editors, determining which work receives more exposure on the homepage and the different genre publishing pages.
    • Communicate, interact, and support your favorite writers.

    The website is free and writers maintain ownership of their work and full rights. You can either publish directly to the site or link your writing from Booksie. There are lots of reasons to publish your writing on Booksie, including:

  • Control. As an author you have total control of your experience. You can remove your work whenever you want, delete innapropriate comments you receive, and monitor the number of visits and reads you get. You also retain full ownership of your work.
  • Flexibility. We give you tools to publish your work on the site or link to work published elsewhere. No other creative writing site on the Web does that.
  • Exposure. Booksie is visited by tens of thousands of readers a month eager to find interesting writing to read. The site also optimizes your work so that it is found by readers searching via the search engines – Google, Yahoo, etc.
  • Fun. Writers and readers on the site enjoy meeting on another, bondings over common likes, and inspiring each other to future literary endeavors.
  • Mission. Be a part of something bigger. Help us build the largest organized dbase of creative and literary writing in the world.
  • Free. Doing all of this is completely free.
  • So if your hobbies include writing as well as reading, consider giving Booksie a try!

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    How About a Glog with Bite!

    Posted by blatantbibliophiles on October 13, 2008

    Here is a link to a really cool glog someone has done for Teen Read Week! This is what I am looking for in your glogs that you do about books. Except, yes, there is some copyright violation going on here. Otherwise, it is great! Be sure to tell your friends to stop by the media center this week to celebrate Teen Read Week. We will be celebrating Books with Bite with a display of vampire books and different snacks all week. Today we have cookies, so stop by the media center for a treat!

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    Oh! No! Not Another Contest!

    Posted by blatantbibliophiles on October 9, 2008

    OK, so we’re reading our books now, and we’re writing our six-word memoirs, and we’re discussing the books, so what more could we do? How about another contest! What? What? Another contest? Let’s do electronic posters based on our books, any book you read and enjoy, preferably our group book, but any book will do. By now I think everyone is familiar with Glogster, but if you’re not, see Mrs. Fleet for details. Come by at lunch, before school, or after school, and I will have you glogging in no time. Then you can email your glog to Mrs. Fleet and we’ll post the best glogs in the media center. We’ll select a monthly winner of a Barnes & Noble gift certificate. See Mrs. Fleet for her email address or for more info about Glogster. Remember to add some text boxes with a little content on your glog; don’t just make it all graphics and images.

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    Enter Your Six-Word Book Memoirs and Win!

    Posted by blatantbibliophiles on October 9, 2008

    Can you share the story of your life in six words? How about the story of a book? Smithteens is planning a new book called Six-Word Memoirs by Teens Famous and Obscure. You can go to their website and enter their contest by telling the story of your life in exactly six words. Or why not enter our contest by telling the story of a book in six words? Life how about describing Twilight like this: Bella loves Edwards; Jacob loves her. OK, so that was lame, but I composed it in about five seconds. You could take a little longer and do a much better job. So submit your six word memoirs of books here. Remember to follow our blogging rules by entering only your first name if you want to win the contest. Just click on the title above to enter your memoir. Enter your email address, which will not be published, but it will help us figure out who won the contest. You can also enter the six word memoir contest at the Unquiet Library blog, or at Smithteens. If you enter at Smithteens, you’ll have a chance to be in their next book. If you enter here, you’ll have a chance to win a Barnes and Noble gift certificate. But only if you’re a Creekview student.

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    It’s Election Time, So Vote!

    Posted by blatantbibliophiles on October 9, 2008

    OK, all you Blatant Bibliophiles, if we are going to call ourselves a book club, we really should read a book together so we have something to talk about besides each other and, well, you know, teachers! So here is a poll in which you can vote on some books that I like, and which I hope you will like. OK, I don’t like every single one of them–there is one on the list that I have not read yet, but which I understand is great. It has already won an award and is nominated for another award. Guess which one it is? If you are actually a Creekview student and you are actually a Blatant Bibliophile member, please participate in the poll and select a book from the list above, or submit your own choice. If you cannot obtain your own copy of the book, I will try to acquire as many copies as possible. That is why I am choosing books that I think will be available in paperback. From somewhere cheap. Except for The Host. (What was I thinking?) So please don’t submit a book that just came out today. Unless you can afford to buy copies for all of us.

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    Discover New Frontiers with Reading!

    Posted by blatantbibliophiles on October 7, 2008

    Why not extend Teen Read Week with the WrestleMania Reading Challenge? YALSA has joined with the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) to reach reluctant teens and to keep them reading past Teen Read Week. The WWE is providing prizes as incentives to readers. If you read ten books between October 12 and January 12, you get a free subscription to the new WWE Kids Magazine. You can also submit a bookmark for an opportunity to win a WWE DVD. Fifteen regional bookmark winners will win $2,000 for their library (get those entries in, guys!!!!) and a trip to Houston to see Wrestlemania XXV. The ten national finalists will win ringside seats at Wrestlemania! There is also an essay contest on the topic “Why Wrestlemania got me reading.” Essay winners at the local level get a prize. Five regional high school essay winners will win $2,000 for their library, a trip to Orlando to see WrestleMania XXIV and the chance to compete to be the WrestleMania Reading Challenge National Champion. In Orlando the national finalists will compete for the National Reading Challenge Title and a ring-side seat at WrestleMania. The high school competition is comprised of questions from Ball Don’t Lie by Matt de la Pena, which contestants are required to read. For more info, visit the YALSA Wrestlemania wiki site.

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    readergirlz Night Bites

    Posted by blatantbibliophiles on October 1, 2008

    It’s October, and that means Teen Read Week, sponsored by YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association, which will be held October 13-17. Our gal pals at readergirlz will be holding a series of online live chats via their live forum on MySpace. The readergirz divas have selected an epic lineup of fabulous authors that are all Creekview favorites. Check out the lineup:

    October 13: Multicultural Bites

     October 14: Verse Bites
    Lorie Ann Grover
    Stephanie Hemphill
    Lisa Ann Sandell

    October 15: Contemporary Bites
    Ally Carter
    Justina Chen Headley
    Maureen Johnson

    October 16: Fantasy Bites
    Holly Black
    Dia Calhoun
    Ted Naifeh
    Tamora Pierce


    October 17: Gothic Bites
    Holly Cupala
    Christopher Golden
    Annette Curtis Klause
    Mari Mancusi

    The readergirlz will also be doing an interview with the talent behind the band Universal Hall Pass, Melissa Kaplan. Melissa also did the cool cover of “Ring of Fire” in their Night Bites trailer. And don’t forget to check out readergirlz TV for the Nite Bites movie trailer. And tell your friends to check it out, too!

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